Affordable Housing In Marion County
Ohio

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marion County

Marion Towers I

400 Delaware Ave
Marion, OH
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Market Rate

Marion Towers II

400 Delaware Ave
Marion, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Brownstone Terrace

150 Sara Ave
Marion, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Fairview II Apartments

964 Paula Dr
Marion, OH
HCV Welcome

Fairview Apartments

966 Paula Dr
Marion, OH
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Marion Place I

1401 Wellness Dr
Marion, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Marion Green Apartments

449 E Fairground St
Marion, OH
Subsidized

Marion Village

1543 Southland Pkwy
Marion, OH
Subsidized

Monarch Place Apartments

Lake Blvd
Marion, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Seton Square Marion, Inc

255 Richland Rd
Marion, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 934 affordable apartments for rent in Marion County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 503 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Marion County, HUD housing programs support 291 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 431 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Marion County

Housing Authority Programs
Marion Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marion County, Ohio

Marion County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 934
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 503
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Total Population 65,943
Housing Units 24,478
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $42,966 ±$2,226
Median Rent $693 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.58% ± 4.15pp

Population and Household Demographics

Marion County is a County in Ohio with a population of 65,943. There are 24,478 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 32.11% of households in Marion County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marion County

The median gross income for households in Marion County is $42,966 a year, or $3,581 a month. The median rent for the county is $693 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marion County, a household making less than $2,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Marion County.1

Area Median Income In Marion County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Marion County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,500

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Marion County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Marion County HUD Rental Assistance in Marion County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,200
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
80% of Median $36,650 $41,850 $47,100 $52,300 $56,500 $60,700 $64,900 $69,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Marion County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2011, 7 low income apartment communities containing 569 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Marion County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Marion County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
60% of Median $27,480 $31,440 $35,340 $39,240 $42,420 $45,540 $48,660 $51,840

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Marion County is $35,340 a year, or $2,945 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,945 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $884 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $573 $614 $736 $851 $949 $1,047
60% $687 $737 $884 $1,021 $1,139 $1,256
Fair Market Rents in Marion County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$486 $572 $756 $947 $1,022

Cities In Marion County

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City Listings Served By
Marion 16
Caledonia 0
Green Camp 0
La Rue 0
Morral 0
New Bloomington 0
Prospect 0
Waldo 0